Santa Barbara Restaurants
There are so many amazing restaurants in Santa Barbara that it's difficult to narrow them down but I've listed below some of my favorites which I have personally eaten and enjoyed a cocktail (or two) and, whole heartedly, give my "thumbs up!"
Stella Mare's offers 3 private dining areas to enjoy a wonderful French bistro meal. All three offer beautiful views of the Clark Bird Refuge across the street. Sits 8-80 guests. 805.969.6705
Southeast Asian food inspired by the offerings of local Santa Barbara farms. Located across the street from the Courthouse it offers an outdoor private space for your micro wedding.
Belmond El Encanto offers 6 different locations to have a wonderful dining experience with your guests as well as offering one of the best views of Santa Barbara. Sits 14-200 guests. 805.845.5800
Canary Hotel offers Santa Barbara's only rooftop experience with a 360 degree view. They offer customized catering menus designed by celebrated Finch & Fork Chef James Siao. Sits up to 50 guests. 805.879.9144
Jane offers a private dining experience on their second floor and have a designated server for your party.  Best coconut cake in town! Sits 15-40 guests.  805.962.1311
Bouchon offers the Cork Room, a private dining room that serves 10 up to 20 guests. 805.730.1160
Long considered Julia Child's favorite Italian restaurant in Santa Barbara, Olio e Limone stills wows the tastebuds with its fresh pasta. And if you want the best pizza in town head next door to their charming Tuscan pizzeria, Olio Pizzeria. Please call Olio e Limone to discuss guest size limitations.  Can sit 22+ guests. 
805.899.2699 for both restaurants.
A longtime local favorite, Opal Restaurant and Bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the world. Sits 22+ guests. 805.966.9676 
"Fine Italian dining with extensive Italian wine list. Excellent seafood and authentic cuisine."- Food & Home Magazine. Sits 10+ guests. Please call 805.884.9419 for more information.
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